CertainTeed® recognized for environmental efforts
CertainTeed LLC,, Malvern, Pa., has achieved GreenCircle Certification for Recycled Content for some of its residential roofing products.
Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council, the GreenCircle Certification is an esteemed environmental verification that ensures certified organizations are implementing comprehensive and effective sustainability practices.
After a third-party audit, GreenCircle Certified LLC verified CertainTeed’s manufacturing facilities in Fremont, Calif.; Shakopee, Minn.; Jonesburg, Mo.; and Portland, Ore., were using pre- and post-consumer material as raw material to manufacture new roofing products, thereby limiting substantial amounts of waste during the product development process.
“We’ve found using recycled content in product development is one of the most effective ways to advance the future of green innovation in the manufacturing process, and we are proud to play our part in reducing the environmental footprint of construction and home building and renovation,” says Amanda Boyer, product manager for CertainTeed Roofing Products Group.
In addition, Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed, has announced plans to invest $100 million during the next two to three years to expand its roofing shingle manufacturing facility in Peachtree City, Ga. The expansion will add more than 65,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space and more than double production capacity. The plant, which began operations in 1976, currently employs 83 workers. The expansion will create at least 27 new full-time operations jobs.
IKO® opens new production facility
IKO, Wilmington, Del., has opened a new production facility in Hagerstown, Md.
The 460,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility is IKO’s first manufacturing site for thermoplastic polyolefin. The plant also produces polyisocyanurate insulation products for distribution in North America. The $70 million facility employs 40 people with the possibility for future expansion to meet consumer demand.
Metal-Era® and Hickman Edge Systems reduce prices
Metal-Era LLC and Hickman Edge Systems, owned by parent company MTL Holdings, Waukesha, Wis., have reduced prices up to 12% for five contractor-friendly products in their fascia and coping lines.
Because of expanded manufacturing capabilities, including investment in new equipment and automation, Metal-Era and Hickman Edge Systems have increased capacity and are passing the cost savings to their customers in a price relief program.
“The entire industry is fighting against inflation and supply chain delays,” says Brad Van Dam, vice president of sales for MTL Holdings. “To continue our industry recovery together, it seems appropriate to pass along relief when we have the ability to do so.”
ABC Supply opens Iowa branch
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a new branch in Tiffin, Iowa.
The branch will provide roofing, siding and other exterior building products to local customers. This is ABC Supply’s seventh location in Iowa.
SPRI reports increased roof membrane shipments
SPRI has announced the U.S. single-ply roofing industry experienced a 12.2% increase in roof membrane shipments during 2021. During 2020, shipments decreased 4.1%.
Thermoset membrane shipments increased 7.5%, thermoplastic membrane shipments increased 14% and modified bitumen shipments increased 9.7% in 2021.
“In spite of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, labor market and the unprecedented supply chain issues, 2021 showed some resilience in single-ply membrane output,” says Brad Van Dam, president of SPRI. “Manufacturers received increased demand at a rate not previously seen and were able to ship more membranes than any prior year.”
Regionally, year-to-year shipments increased 20% in the Northeast, 13.5% in the South, 10.7% in the north central region and 6% in the West.
The Roofing Alliance welcomes new members
The Roofing Alliance has welcomed two new Governor level members: Gorman Roofing Services Inc., Phoenix, and Benchmark Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Benchmark is the Roofing Alliance’s 180th member.
Since its inception, Roofing Alliance members have committed more than $13.3 million to fund research, educational and technical projects such as partnerships with top construction management schools to expose college students to roofing as a career choice; sponsorship of a national construction management student design competition; national survey of roofing workers; and helping to develop NRCA ProCertification.®
NCCER releases roofing curriculum in Spanish
The National Center for Construction Education and Research has announced Roofing Level 1, Second Edition, now is available in Spanish. The Spanish translation effort is part of NCCER’s goal to help organizations train skilled craft professionals in an increasingly diverse workforce.
The Spanish translation of Roofing Level 1 meets the Department of Labor’s standards for a time-based apprenticeship program. New Steep-Slope Roofer and Low-Slope Roofer interim credentials from the program provide additional specialized career paths to learners. The Spanish translation of Roofing Level 2 will be available later this year. The programs are available at vitalsource.com/products.
In addition, NCCER has made available a translated resource page at nccer.org/workforce-development-programs/disciplines/translated-resources.
UP THE LADDER
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NRCA new members
4EA Building Science, Seattle
GCI Consultants LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Greening Geospatial LLC, Ypsilanti, Mich.
HCGW Holdings, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Luminary Forensics, Sandia Park, N.M.
Tsai Ming Nan, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
Waterproofing Consultants LLC, Albuquerque, N.M.
AdvantEdge Roofing & Construction Inc., Des Plaines, Ill.
All Seasons Roofing LLC, Jefferson City, Mo.
AnyWeather Roofing, Cold Spring, Ky.
Approved Contractors Inc., Bensalem, Pa.
Arnold Roofing and Restoration, Simpsonville, S.C.
Best Nest Renovations LLC, Carrollton, Ga.
Boblits Enterprises LLC, Hughesville, Md.
Christian Brothers Roofing LLC, Gladstone, Mo.
County Roofing Systems, Melville, N.Y.
DAVCO Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Dwight & Sons Contracting Inc., Center Conway, N.H.
Eager Roofing, Tulalip, Wash.
Eldridge Commercial Improvements Inc., Spring, Texas
Florida Roof Restorations, Ocala
Fortis Roofing Systems, Weatherford, Texas
Frank’s Restoration, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Gates Enterprises, Lakewood, Colo.
H. Kulak & Son LLC, Plainville, Conn.
Integral Roofing and Restoration LLC, Paducah, Ky.
LAP Services LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
Master Renovations Inc., Orrville, Ohio
Maxxim Construction and Roofing, Fleming Island, Fla.
MDR Nola LLC, d.b.a. Mighty Dog Roofing 152, Metairie, La.
Osgood Roofing Co., Marblehead, Mass.
Paul Meissner Roofing, Dubuque, Iowa
Peach State Restoration Consulting, Loganville, Ga.
Primo Roofing Co., West Rutland, Vt.
Pritchett Brothers Inc., Bedford, Ind.
Proteck Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario
Reliance Roofing & Exteriors, Brentwood, Tenn.
Rellek Roofing & Construction, Keller, Texas
Roof Experts Inc., Grapevine, Texas
Semper Solaris Inc., El Cajon, Calif.
Sentri Roofing, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sierra Group Roofing & Solar, Blytheville, Ark.
Sinclair Construction, Panama City, Fla.
Smitty’s Roofing & Construction, Cleburne, Texas
Stevens Roofing Corp., Norfolk, Va.
Storm Recovery Roofing & Siding LLC, Moline, Ill.
The Dantzler Group Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
V3 Roofing & Renovation, West Jordan, Utah
Veteran Roofing, Denver
John Stortz & Son, Philadelphia
Agora Systems Inc., Walnut, Calif.
Solid Rock Roofing LLC, West Haven, Conn.
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Limitless Roofing GPO, Richardson, Texas